Friday, 30 November 2012

Only 25 Sleeps To Go


Tomorrow is the 1st of December EXCITING!  I am not sure what it is about this Christmas, but I am so amped it is almost ridiculous.  I am totally into everything this year including decorating outside the house.  I think having the kids pressies so under control has definitely helped.  Yay for one day deal lol.
So just my brother, SIL, nephew and Mummy to buy for and I am off to PN tomorrow so I will will get that sorted then.

I made this card for a challenge on YouTube by BACraftygirl which was to create a Winter/Holiday/Christmas Card with 3 stars, 2 Diecuts, 2 stamps and glitter. Here is what I came up with....

The image is from High Hopes and is quite an old one so I am not sure if it is still available.  I coloured it up with Prismacolor Pencils.  The papers are Jolly Days by Cosmo Cricket and the cardstock is Stampin Up.  I used liquid appliqué on the fur on the image.   The chipboard stars are some really old ones I have been hoarding which were originally plain but i pushed them onto my Brilliance galaxy gold inkpad then heat set them.  Once they were dry I added rock candy distress stickles.  The diecuts are from k&co and are vellum which I inked with antique linen distress ink so they weren't so starkly white against the card.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts.  I inked around the edges of the papers with galaxy gold brilliance ink.

I am entering my card in the following challenges....
Inspired by - I chose Santa :)
Crimbo Crakers - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Flourishes - Use Gold or Silver
Papertake - Free for all

Thanks loads for coming by my blog :)

Thursday, 29 November 2012

I am Louise and I am addicted to Blitsy - and here is a Wreath.

lol, I am so serious, after yesterdays awesome super sale I promised myself "No more until after Christmas, then what do they do?  Only have glimmermist on sale, so you know what happened...... yep 10 bottles of mist later, I am a Blitsy tart!   But lurve my g-mist, no project is complete with out a bit of blingy glam :)

Ok so I am actually going to share a project......

Angus and I sat out on the lawn in the sun on Saturday morning and made this wreath, we both felt pretty damn clever afterward too :)  We bought some cheap baubles from the warehouse and raided Andrew's wardrobe for an old wire coathanger and we set forth on our mission.  It looks awesome hanging by our door from the planter hook, my hoya has been moved for the time being.  Not that Andrew will mind, he wont knock his head on the planter basket and head for work covered in potting mix and spiderwebs for a whole month ;)

Thanks for popping by, have a great day.....

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Digital Tuesday Challenge - Girly

This week over at DIGITAL TUESDAY CHALLENGE we have a really easy challenge for you.  We want to see girly cards.

Here is my DT card using an image from our sponsor, Tiddlyinks, called "Sweet Anna Belle".  The sentiment is also by Tiddlyinks.......

I used DCWV Baby Girl Stack papers,  Copics, Prismapencils, WOC flowers, Prima large rose, pettaloo butterfly and a fiskars punch.

I hope you will come over at play with us as you could win a $10.00 gift voucher from Tiddly Inks.

I am also entering this card in the following challenges...

Tip Top Tuesday - Kids and Teens
Celebrate The Occasion - Thanksgiving/Give Thanks - I was removed from here because apparently you have to be an American to enter as Thanksgiving is only celebrated in one country in the whole world and a "Thank You" card doesn't cut it.
Tuesday Throwdown - Lots of Layers
ABC Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes

Thanks for calling by :)

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Want Cheap Distress Markers??????

Blitsy have Tim Holtz distress markers cheap today, go check it out.....

Usually $115.00 US today only $74.95US and cheap as chips shipping :)

You are so welcome!

Monday, 26 November 2012

Boo to Summer Colds! But Yay to Scrapbooking and Pretty Flowers

I am sneezing and snotting all over the place as I type this, feeling like a toxic mess.  Jodie and Zip are both suffering with me, poor little sweeties.  Although I was a bit over it at 1.00am this morning sitting in the lazyboy rocking Zippy and singing hush-a-bye over and over.  That is probably half the reason my throat is red raw.  But I did get to watch a pretty cool obscure movie, I think it was called "Believe in me" and it was about a highschool girls basketball team.  It was really good actually, so I guess I should thank my little Zip.

I actually finished another layout with last months Studio Calico Roller Rink kit......

 Yay, it's the Jodester learning to ride her trike :)  I am completely stoked with how this turned out.  Everything was out of the Roller Rink kit or addons apart from the Flair badge which is from Evalicious (there is a link on my sidebar)

I am entering this layout in the following Challenges....
Mema's Crafts - Scrap a Page
The Stamp Spot - Tags

And here is my baby girl making her very first layout at the tender age of 2 years and 11 months :)

And here is her finished layout, I am very impressed as the only thing I did was hand her the letter stickers and slightly straighten them for her.  She is such a clever girl although I do worry about what she will expect to be allowed to use from my stash in a few years.

 And here are some gorgeous roses from my garden to brighten your day :)

Thanks loads for coming by :)

Thursday, 22 November 2012

One Day, I Promise......

I am so useless at getting my projects blogged on time, seriously I am starting to think it is a medical condition or at the very least a psychological one.
Here is my project for Tuesday over at Digital TUESDAY Challenge.....  we would like you to use a Blue, Kraft and White colour scheme.  Here is what I came up with.....

I used a Mo Manning image called Winter Fairy Halla which I coloured with my Prismacolour Pencils and blended out with OMS and a paperstump.  I added some ranger ink white enamel  as highlights in random areas.  I used Distress stain to dye the originally white doily.  The paper and cardstock are both from Stampin'Up.

Okies so that's me done, my kids are all napping at 4.51 in the afternoon as it has been camp for school and the boys got home today and Jodie and Zip were just a pair of cranky pantses so off they went too.  Ahhhhh can you hear the peace and quiet???? Only interrupted by a plane flying fertiliser on the neighbours place, oh well you can't have it all I guess.  I just hope the kidlies aren't up all night due to the nap and I miss Made In Chelsea for the second week in a row.  It is a shockingly bad tv programme but strangely addictive, even Andrew watches it with I find myself hoping everything turns out fabulous for Millie and her new romance with Hugo (yes we are only on season 1)

Ok so that's laters from me, over and out :)

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Whingey Whine Moan and a Layout

I have been watching a few youtube vids lately and I am subscribed to a few awesome channels.  Nearly all of them are crafty chicks like me and I love watching their hauls and what they think of the stuff then a few days later seeing what they have made, you know that sort of thing.  I was subscribed to one woman and she would do about 3 haul videos a week, a few weeks ago she moved house and was SOOO excited that when they arrived to move in there were 5 parcels waiting for her. hmmmmm I thought she couldn't wait till she actually moved in?  she obviously wasn't too worried about having parcels sitting out on the steps of an unoccupied home in broad daylight.  Then a few days later there was another haul of about $100.00 bucks worth of stuff, and I was still to see anything actually made with her hauls. Then I watched today and she was showing yet more crap she had bought, you could hear a weed eater in the background and she starts whining about her gardener doing around the window while she was videoing, I hit unsubscribe immediately. She is lucky enough to stay at home while her husband works, spend loads of money on whatever she wants, whine about her gardener. She obviously doesn't realise that there are people losing their homes, people that can't afford to eat or feed their children and people that are just really at the end of it due to the financial situations most countries are in at at the moment.  Anyway that's my rant over :)  whew, if you made it this far here is a layout for you.....

I made this with last months SC kit plus add ons (don't ask me which) I am mortified to admit that that is the only layout I have completed with it.  I received my new pack yesterday.....

of course it doesn't arrive all jumbled up like that, it is all sorted in to bags of the main kit and any addons you decide to buy, I went a little crazy this month as I got a discount on the addons becuase I did a survey for SC. SOOOO, I am not allowed to use any of this new yummyness until I have completed at least another 4 layouts from last months kit.

Here are some photos of the boys at their school athletics last week....

Thursday, 8 November 2012

All Done - YAY ( Southern Girls Challenge )

This fortnight over at Southern Girls Challenge we want to see your Christmas Projects.  I have done a layout this time.  I took photos of the pressies in the cupboard ready to go and also this years new ornaments, I bought some to hang in the plum tree in the garden that we are having our Christmas Dinner under.  So they are all coordinated, which is a bit of a novelty around here.
I also have bought some baubles to make a wreath, I have been looking at tutorials on line to get an idea on how to make one with a wire coat hanger.  Anyway here is my layout.........

I used Kraft card stock as my base which I spattered with some spray, Overdue Mr Hueys and Chalk Chalkboard Mist by Tattered Angels.  I used papers from a 6x6 Basic Grey Aspen Frost paper pad for the papers on the layout and also the title which was cut using "Base Camp" Cricut Cartridge. The embellishments are all from Purple Pumpkin and I used a stampin'up border punch along the botom of one of the paper layers and also a smash date stamp and tag punch again from SU.

Thanks loads for coming by........

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Where does the time go?

A whole lot of time has passed since I last posted, Bad BAd Girl! lol.  But I do have something sweet to share with you so I am sure you will forgive me ;)

This week at Digital Tuesday Challenge we would like to see your Fantasy themed cards, I have made this card for Will's for his first birthday, when I printed the image and started colouring it I initally thought it was a boy fairy, hmmmm apparently not.

I made the background using a stencil on watercolour paper with some glimmer-mists  the image is from Mo Manning at Mo's Digi Pencil which I coloured with my bargain distress markers from blitzy blended with an aquabrush, the doily and seam binding ribbon are from my stash and the letter stickers came with my Studio Calico kit and are Basic Grey.  The stamped and fussy cut banner is a Kaiser Craft stamp. 

Thanks loads for popping by